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Reference: 76431

Date Added: 10 November 2020
Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Job Title: Chief of Staff / Office manager

Working For: Tom Hunt MP (Ipswich)

Location: London

Salary: £33,759 - £39,000

Job Details

• Collate all required information from team members to present to the MP Conduct parliamentary research as required
• Deal with security matters, keep abreast of security guidance, maintain the security system, liaise with external bodies as appropriate
• Ensure the office is fully equipped
• Exposure and management of complex cases
• Horizon-scanning, anticipate what advice or action may be required; proactively identify problems and resolve them
• Identify training opportunities and ensure the office team maintain and develop knowledge of relevant legislation where appropriate
• Lead and maintain a highly professional administrative support function for the MP’s office
• Liaise with groups/personnel including at Westminster, within the constituency and the general public on the MP’s behalf as necessary
• Manage the office team, ensuring accurate personnel records are kept and notifying IPSA of contractual changes as necessary
• Overall management of the Member's diary commitments, delegating tasks to others as appropriate
• Plan the MPs internal communications and external stakeholder engagement and provide strategic advice on constituent matters on behalf of the MP where appropriate
• Provide high quality, efficient and effective support to the MP and interest groups as required
• Responsibility for managing all aspects of the budget, keeping the MP informed of all relevant financial matters and liaising with IPSA on office finance
• Support and manage the recruitment of staff for the MP’s office
• Take ownership of certain casework as required
• There may be requirement for the role holder to work outside of the normal working hours, including attending events with the MP as required

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Applicants are advised to apply early, we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date.

Start date to be agreed but we would anticipate this being early January 2021

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to tom.hunt.mp@parliament.uk 

Website: http://www.tom4ipswich.com

Additional Notes